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TV highlights for Tuesday, June 8: Comedies have a feminist vibe
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TV highlights for Tuesday, June 8: Comedies have a feminist vibe

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Two of the most notable comedies to arrive in recent weeks have a strident and, at the same time, joyous feminist edge. Streaming on Hulu, the 2021 movie "Plan B" stars Victoria Moroles and Kuhoo Verma as teens making a trip across South Dakota to find a "morning after" birth control pill. Streaming on Peacock, the U.K. comedy series "We Are Lady Parts" follows the fish-out-water tale of a band of punk rockers who happen to be young women from London's Muslim community.

Fairly or not, feminism has often been attacked as a province of white, upper-middle-class, college-educated women. Both "Plan B" and "Lady Parts" gather strength from their settings, where women from decidedly modest backgrounds run up against the conservative orthodoxy of their religious communities.


  • A dog-fighting ring harbors darker secrets on "NCIS" (7 p.m., CBS, rerun).
  • Contestants perform on "America's Got Talent" (7 p.m., NBC).
  • Teams get creative on "Lego Masters" (7 p.m., Fox).
  • Cisco departs on "The Flash" (7 p.m., CW).
  • Domestic chores on "Home Economics" (7:30 p.m., ABC, rerun).
  • Rob Lowe hosts "Mental Samurai" (8 p.m., Fox).
  • Smallville earns attention on "Superman & Lois" (8 p.m., CW).
  • Snipers abound on "FBI" (8 p.m., CBS, rerun).
  • Dre's colleague hits the campaign trail on "black-ish" (8:30 p.m., ABC).
  • Max loses a romantic memento on the season finale of "New Amsterdam" (9 p.m., NBC).
  • Kate's memories of captivity are not consistent on "Cruel Summer" (9 p.m., Freeform).
  • Tall tales on the game show "To Tell the Truth" (9 p.m., ABC, rerun).

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